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Common side effects of Nora-BE include breast tenderness, dizziness, and irregular menstrual periods. While many side effects can be bothersome, they are usually not dangerous and will improve or go away completely within the first few months of use. Some Nora-BE side effects are potentially serious, however, and should be reported to a healthcare provider, including high blood sugar, depression, or allergic reactions.

Side Effects of Nora-BE: An Overview

Nora-BE® (norethindrone) is a generic version of Nor-QD®. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Nora-BE; however, not all women who use the contraceptive will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Often, many of the bothersome side effects of Nora-BE improve (or go away completely) within the first few months of use.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Nora-BE. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Nora-BE side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Nora-BE to Report

There are a number of side effects with Nora-BE that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • More than 45 days between periods (this may be a sign of pregnancy)
  • Severe lower abdominal (stomach) or back pain, which may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy (also known as a "tubal" pregnancy) or an ovarian cyst
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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